Liturgy Preparation

Liturgy pages composed by Fr Bernard Cotter PP, Newcestown, Bandon, Co Cork. They are offered to the hard-pressed presider as a resource — to be printed out and brought to the altar for Mass, a one-page tool to use in the Liturgy. The pages as previously published by Veritas Publications Ltd in Liturgy Preparation for 2007 (Year C) are added here weekly.



19Nov Presider’s Page for 19 November (Ordinary Time 33)

Presider’s Page for 19 November (Ordinary Time 33)

November 19th, 2017

The beginning of the Advent season is coming closer, and the Liturgy invites us to look further into the future, towards the end of time, to be ready when the Day of the Lord comes. Today’s gathering will help us on our way, by teaching us how to live and giving us food for the journey.
• Today has been designated by Pope Francis as the first-ever “WORLD DAY OF THE POOR”

12Nov Presider’s Page for 12 November (Ordinary Time 32)

Presider’s Page for 12 November (Ordinary Time 32)

November 12th, 2017

Songs at Mass (Suggestions)
‘Sing a New Song Unto the Lord’; ‘My Soul is Longing for your Peace’; Only in God’; ‘Be Not Afraid’.

Opening Comment
At this time of year, our deceased relatives and friends are often …

05Nov Presider’s Page for 5 November (Ordinary Time 31)

Presider’s Page for 5 November (Ordinary Time 31)

November 5th, 2017

God’s message is still a living power among us, so we gather this Sunday to listen and be challenged by it.

02Nov Presider’s Page for 2 November 2017 (All Souls Day)

Presider’s Page for 2 November 2017 (All Souls Day)

November 2nd, 2017

On All Saints Day and today, we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today we pray for all souls, for the faithful departed still on the journey to their heavenly home.

01Nov Presider’s Page for 1 November 2017 (All Saints Day)

Presider’s Page for 1 November 2017 (All Saints Day)

November 1st, 2017

Today and tomorrow we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today’s feast celebrates the saints in heaven, holy men and women of every time and place: we hope some of our people are among them.

29Oct Presider’s Page for 29 October 2017 (Ordinary Time 30)

Presider’s Page for 29 October 2017 (Ordinary Time 30)

October 29th, 2017

There’s a reminder of the two great commandments in today’s celebration: we are called to love God and our neighbour: friend, visitor and stranger alike.

22Oct Presider’s Page for Mission Sunday, 22 October (Ordinary Time 29)

Presider’s Page for Mission Sunday, 22 October (Ordinary Time 29)

October 22nd, 2017

As God’s family in this place, we gather to worship. God is our king, we heed his Word and share the Bread of Life.

15Oct Presider’s Page for 15 October (Ordinary Time 28)

Presider’s Page for 15 October (Ordinary Time 28)

October 15th, 2017

We gather as fellow-pilgrims at this Sunday’s Eucharist, all journeying to the great banquet of heaven. In our Communion today, we get a taste of what is to come.

08Oct Presider’s Page for 8 October (Ordinary Time 27)

Presider’s Page for 8 October (Ordinary Time 27)

October 8th, 2017

Songs at Mass (Suggestions)
‘Praise to the Holiest’; ‘Eat This Bread’; ‘Holy God We Praise Thy Name’; ‘Make me a Channel of your Peace’.

Opening Comment
There are reassuring sentiments for us in God’s Word, with Paul reminding …

01Oct Presider’s Page for 1 October (Ordinary Time 26)

Presider’s Page for 1 October (Ordinary Time 26)

October 1st, 2017

Songs at Mass (Suggestions)
‘Here I Am, Lord’; ‘Be Not Afraid’; ‘Make me a Channel of Your Peace’; “How Great Thou Art”.

Opening Comment
God’s love is displayed for us in the life and death of Jesus. We …




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